ingress

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noun in·gress \ ˈin-ˌgres \

Definition of ingress

1 :the act of entering :entrance
  • the seal prevents ingress of moisture
2 :the power or liberty of entrance or access
  • an area with restricted ingress

ingression

play \in-ˈgre-shən\ noun

Examples of ingress in a Sentence

  1. Ingress to and egress from the freeway were made difficult by the construction.

  2. with limited ingress and egress to the freeway, the stadium is the frequent scene of bottlenecks

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Origin and Etymology of ingress

Middle English, from Latin ingressus, from ingredi


INGRESS Defined for English Language Learners

ingress

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Definition of ingress for English Language Learners

  • : a way to enter a place or the act of entering a place


Law Dictionary

ingress

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noun in·gress \ ˈin-ˌgres \

legal Definition of ingress

1 :the act of entering
2 :the power or liberty of access — compare egress


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